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Pullman Express – Cote d’Azur, 1929

Price Code: SOLD

Reference: 5253

René Lalique was at the height of his creative powers when he was commissioned to design this superb glass piece in 1929. Only 200 examples were made, for presentation to dignitaries, on the inaugural journey of the Pullman Express to the Cote d’Azur on the 9th December 1929, few of which have survived. Nearly 85 years on, we are proud to offer this unblemished example for sale, one of only two we have ever owned. Signed R. LALIQUE, PULLMAN EXPRESS, 1929.

It is understood that only 200 examples of this figure were made with raised lettering around the base, marking the maiden voyage of the Côte d’Azur Pullman Express in 1929.

Height: 6 inches (15 cms).

Provenance: the Estate of Colonel R.J ‘Ronnie’ Hoare.

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